Solon Barocas

Solon is a doctoral student in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. He is also a Student Fellow at the Information Law Institute at the School of Law and a member of the Institute‚Äôs Privacy Research Group. His dissertation examines the novel challenges that data mining poses to privacy, fairness, and autonomy, particularly in the context of marketing and sales. He is generally fascinated by emerging applications of machine learning and much of his research focuses on the ethical and epistemological issues that they raise. Solon received an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and graduated from Brown University with a BA in International Relations and Modern Culture and Media.

He (mostly re)tweets at s010n.